Kathy is the Senior Practitioner in the Centacare Unify Program. Her passion for birth family as an important base for healthy child development, identity formation, and psychological safety, has led her from the family and relationship counselling sector to child protection. For the past 8 years she has worked alongside families as part of the Centacare Unify Team, where she has been involved in the development and implementation of the therapeutic case work model. She offers a wealth of experience in how this respectful and trauma informed approach can support healing for vulnerable children and families, in what can often be a difficult field to affect change. Using this model Kathy has witnessed parents bravely face their trauma to step away from entrenched patterns of DV, substance misuse and maladaptive behaviours to become the person and parent they long to be, with a view to vulnerable children feeling safe at home with birth family.